And it’s that time again for the Popsugar Must Have Box. For info on Popsugar subscriptions along with some coupon codes jump down below. Now let’s dive into the December Must Have Box.
Lulu Frost for Popsugar Bracelet (Retail: $110.00)
Lulu Frost seems to be a big hit with a lot of celebrities and is “known for mixing vintage and modern elements to create timeless baubles”. This bracelet won me over because it has baguettes (they are a favorite of mine and don’t show up as frequently as I would like) and it has an art deco vibe (another favorite but this one does show up pretty often). The only downside to this piece is that the design is only on the front while the back has the “Lulu Frost for Popsugar” logo. With this style bracelet that logo is bound to show when the charm dangles. I wish it had something more decorative in the back and maybe just a little dangle tag by the clasp to indicate the designer. The retail value of this item is more than three times the cost of what I paid for this box, so we’re off to a great start.
Mixt Studio Holiday Gifting Set (Retail: $9.00)
It seems no matter how much wrapping paper I buy, I always run out at an inopportune moment, so I was happy to see this in my box and it promptly made it’s way onto Christmas gifts. The “snow drift” print in particular is incredibly striking and has made my Mom’s Christmas gift look all the more amazing.
ModelCo Fibre Lashxtend Black Mascara (Retail: $)
Once upon a time I fell in love with a Fibre mascara and then..gasp..they changed the formula. Then, of course it didn’t work for me anymore. I’m still in search of a replacement for that fibre mascara I once loved and lost, so I’m happy to try out a new one. I’ve never tried anything by Modelco so it will be fun to play with a new brand. The mascara also includes a cute little mirror right on the tube. This came with a coupon for $10 off plus a free ultra lip gloss.
Govino Go Anywhere Flutes (Retail: $12.95)
I have a lot of glasses. It’s one of those things that people seem to love to give me plus I inherited a ton of my grandmother’s, so I am well stocked up. In order for me to add on a set of glasses I have to love them and these just don’t speak to me. The fact that they are shatterproof and plastic isn’t really appealing either. I feel like if I’m at an event casual enough for plastic, it’s time to bring out the giant red beer cups, that I won’t have to wash when all is said and done. These do however complement a Christmas gift I already had planned so they are getting packed up with that.
CC Caramel Corn (Retail: $4.00)
The only problem with this was that there wasn’t more of it. It was delicious and I had to fight my boyfriend in order to get some.
NCLA Peppermint Lane Nail Wraps (Retail: $16.00)
As I’ve mentioned before, 2013 was the year that I got into doing my nails. I’ve been meaning to try some nail wraps but haven’t gotten around to it. These designs seem pretty basic and I think they’d work great as accent nails with my Julep colors.
Ghirardelli Squares Chocolate (Retail:$8.40/Retail: $4.25)
I love chocolate but since this time of the year is filled with so many amazing confections and treats I decided to add these to some Christmas gifts and share the calories—eh, I mean the love. Yeah, the love.
With my discount for purchasing multiple months in advance I paid 33.88 for this box and it had an estimated retail value of $184.60. I either liked or could gift everything so it was definitely a win for me. I do think the appeal of this box lies with the high ticket item. If you like that Lulu Frost bracelet, everything else is just gravy.
What did you think of this box? Hit or Miss?
Popsugar is a women’s lifestyle subscription that delivers a monthly box of fun, full-size products hand-selected by Popsugar editors.
In addition to Popsugar’s monthly must have boxes, they have some seasonal special edition boxes that contain uber luxe items. The price tag on these boxes is higher, but the products you receive are high end.
Monthly – $39.95
3 Months – $109.85
6 Months – $214.70
12 Months – $404.40
Coupon Codes: REFER5 = $5 off sitewide
POPSUGAR10 = $10 off a 3 month subscription
7 thoughts on “Popsugar Must Have Box – December 2013”
It was a hit for me as well! I put the nail wraps on per the package instructions and they’ve lasted 3 days already. A few girls said that there’s fell off right away, but maybe they didn’t apply the clear polish prior to the wrap?
Either way, I liked 90% of this box and can’t wait for January.
I’ve never tried nail wraps before so I’m excited to try them. I’ve also heard different things about how long they last. Some people say they last days and days and other people have them fall off right away. I’m interested to see how it goes for me.
So, because of you and your website I now have two more monthly subscriptions. I already had the JLH Fancy box, but your website introduced me to Fair Ivy and POPSUGAR and signed up for both! I’m so excited to get my boxes. I’m also curious about whether to try Jewelbox. I know you cancelled yours after you got the keychain, but have you seen anything more from them that would tempt you to sign up again?
I was also wondering if you got another JLH Fancy box that included the Spa stuff. I love your blog and your reviews. Thanks for introducing me to these great websites!
Thank you so much for reading. I keep thinking I need to put a warning on my blog “reading may result in the purchase of multiple subscription boxes”.
As for Jewelbox, the one thing I can say is that it was easy to cancel so if you want to give it a chance and it is unsuccessful it won’t be a pain to unsubscribe.
With Fair Ivy you’re going to get dainty/classic jewelry suited for every day, so if you’re looking for an additional jewelry subscription, you might want to decide if you’re looking for more of the same or something totally different.
Wantable has a really great customizable jewelry/accessory box. The nice thing is you’ll be able to indicate what want a lot of, none of, or a little of and they have the option of a one time box if you want to give them a shot without committing to a full subscription. The downside is that they are much pricier than jewelbox.
Looks like a lovely box. I have heard many good things about popsugar.
I find them to be the most consistant in the quality and usefulness of their items. For me, every popsugar box I’ve received has included items that made it more than worth price.